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Car Rentals

Car Rentals – unless you are familiar with the city and “dos and don’t” of Cairo, most foreigners are advised against renting a car. Those staying in the city for a period of time are advised to hire a driver (even if it means negotiating a fee for the entire day/or evening). For those still […]

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Taxis

Taxis — Cairo has a fleet of metered, air-conditioned Yellow and White Taxis with which you should book your taxi one hour before your journey (Tel: 16516-19155-19730). Ask your hotel desk for assistance (since most taxis drivers only speak Arabic, and the hotel desk can instruct the driver before-hand your destination). Taxis can provide receipts, […]

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Metro

Metro – Cairo has the first and largest metro train system in the entire African continent. It has two lines (red/line 1 and blue/line 2) which cover a good portion of the city, but not all of it, since its population has spread out over the years. Trains run from South Cairo (Helwan) to North […]

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Major Bus Routes

To and from Maydan Tahrir: No. 400 for Heliopolis and Cairo International Airport (all terminals) and 27 to the airport via Maydan Roxi; 268, 63, and 66 for the Khan al-Khalili; 951 and 154 for Ibn Tulun Mosque and the Citadel; 800, 900, and 997 for the Pyramids in Giza; all lines except 154, 951, […]

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Bus Service

Bus Service – foreigners are unlikely to brave Cairo’s chaotic-looking bus system (mainly due to language barriers). For those who choose this transportation option anyway, the large red, white and blue public buses go through the entire city and are cheap, but are always crowded. There are the similar buses (with air-conditioning) that charge 2 […]